December 2002 by Staff• Sterling Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Fronteer Development Group
• US Gold Corp.
• NovaGold Resources
Sterling Mining Company has resumed initial production at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho. The company anticipates a steady increase in production over the next three years until an average daily processing rate of 1,000 tons per day is achieved.
• "Thank you..."
• "...dredges under 8" need not be regulated"
The seven geologic indicators... are important concepts for prospectors to focus on when searching for gold pockets.
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
Most of the mining opposition today is centered around the small-scale miner. These miners number in the thousands and come from every walk of life.
Seldom, if ever, have we witnessed as much financial upheaval or as rapid a change in sentiment as we saw in the first two trading days of the year...
Conservation groups hope to meld the three wilderness areas and surrounding parts of southwestern Oregon into one big wilderness covering 1 million acres—a move Kulongoski has endorsed.
The Bawl Mill • Original Sixteen-to-One Mine Fights On • Solar-Powered Placer Sampling Equipment • Working the Belmont Mine—1953 (Part 3—Conclusion) • Picks & Pans: Gold and Bears • Gold in North Dakota • The North Star Mine • Dectecting Alaskan Gold Nuggets • The Ancient History of Gold • Columbians Continue Search for Emeralds • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver